03 Oct Jason Blair
Jason Paul Blair is a principal attorney practicing in the firm’s intellectual property and trademark law groups. He handles a wide variety of intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on trademark, trade dress, and copyright issues. Prior to his law career, Jason was an examining attorney for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for over a dozen years. His direct involvement in the prosecution and examination of over 15,000 trademark applications in the USPTO affords him an extraordinary depth of experience in the trademark registration process.
In 2008, Jason was named the USPTO’s Special Marks Examiner for Sound and Motion Marks and was instrumental in implementing agency policy standards and procedures for trademarks incorporating sound or motion. In addition to examining all of the sound and motion mark applications, Jason drafted several provisions of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) dealing with those marks, was directly involved in the formulation of sound and motion mark policies, and worked with foreign government officials in efforts to harmonize sound and motion mark practices globally.
A professional singer and pianist from the age of six, Jason began his childhood career performing in Branson, Missouri, and eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he not only performed as a musical artist but also worked in music production and promotion with several major label recording artists. Jason’s knowledge of music theory and audiology are useful in sound marks and copyright matters, and his experience in artist promotion is invaluable in brand development and marketing strategy.
In addition to music, Jason loves spending time with his wife and young triplets, and also enjoys restoring classic cars.